An East Alton man is being charged with Aggravated Battery for allegedly shaking a four-month-old baby repeatedly, resulting in severe head trauma. The man is being held in the Madison County Jail on $200,000 bail. 27-year-old Jeffrey D. Gunter of the 200 block of Valley Drive in Rosewood Heights is being charged for the alleged crime that took place on August 5. The infant was taken to an area hospital then transferred to a St. Louis area hospital where the child was declared to be in stable condition on August 6th. Aggravated Battery is a class X felony, which means Gunter could be facing 6 to 30 years.

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